RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – You may have noticed that food trucks, the fun, funky and frequently fine-food mobile vendors that are the rage in the ever-growing, ever-hungry, new-rage-every-minute foodie world, are not exactly winding their way through the bucolic towns of North Jersey. They are, in the words of one food truck owner, “not welcome” here.

Food Truck Mash Up

But if you’re among those who have been curious to see what all the fuss has been about, you’ll have your chance Wednesday, when all kinds of cool and interesting food trucks will be parked in Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park for the Food Truck Mash-Up, providing just about anything a food lover’s palate may desire.

Want some gumbo? Check. How’s about a savory potato-cheese waffle with BBQ pulled pork? Check. Or, perhaps, a cheddar bacon burger with a side of hand-cut fries? No problem. Or what about a salted, caramel, peanut-butter pretzel cupcake? Like, duh.

WHAT: Food Truck Mash-Up

WHERE: Overpeck Park Amphitheater, Ridgefield Park

WHEN: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday (rain date: Thursday)

HOW MUCH: Parking and admission free; food prices vary by truck

The following food trucks are participating:

  • Aroy-D Thai Elephant (authentic Thai food)
  • Bacon on Wheels (bacon treats)
  • Burger Box (burgers, fries and shakes)
  • El Lechon de Negron (authentic Puerto Rican cuisine)
  • Empanada Guy (freshly made empanadas)
  • The French Quarter (true Cajun fare)
  • Hunger Construction (stuffed baked potatoes)
  • Kona Ice, NJ (tropical-flavored shaved ice)
  • Lombardi Pizza Co. (Neapolitan-style pizzas)
  • Oink and Moo BBQ (BBQ sliders, ribs, pork tacos etc.)
  • Polkadot Cupcake Shop (gourmet cupcakes and cookies)
  • Sweet Spot Ice Cream (homemade ice cream)
  • Waffle de Lys (authentic Belgian waffles)
  • Taqueria Autentica (real Mexican cuisine)
  • Cow and the Curd (battered fried cheese curds).

Find the entire article by Esther Davidowitz at NorthJersey.com <here>